Akufo-Addo to address public on GRA/SML contract audit findings

Headlines Akufo-Addo to address public on GRASML contract audit findings
APR 3, 2024 LISTEN

President Nana Akufo-Addo is set to address the nation regarding the contentious revenue mobilization contract between the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Strategic Mobilization Ghana Ltd (SML).

This announcement comes in response to a request from Professor Ransford Gyampo, a Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, who urged the President to release the KPMG audit report on the contract for the sake of transparency and accountability.

Mr. Arhin clarified in a Facebook post on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, that President Akufo-Addo received the audit report from KPMG on March 27, 2024.

He further added that the President has been meticulously examining the findings and is poised to share his decisions with the Ghanaian public in the near future.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, 27th March 2024, received from KPMG its report on the audit conducted, at the behest of the President, on the transactions between the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Strategic Mobilisation Ghana Ltd (SML).

“President Akufo-Addo is studying the findings of the audit report, and will, in due course, make his decisions known to the Ghanaian people.

“It will be recalled that on 2nd January 2024, the President appointed KPMG to audit the contracts entered into between GRA and SML, and subsequently directed the Ministry of Finance and GRA to suspend the performance of the contracts, pending the submission of the audit report, including any payments presently envisaged under their terms.”